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Belt clasp

Date:
ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Geography:
Transcaucasia
Medium:
Bronze, brass
Dimensions:
H. 5 x L. 5 3/8 in. (12.7 x 13.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.166.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
By 1913–until 1921, collection of Claude Anet, Paris; acquired by the Museum in 1921, purchased from Joseph Brummer, New York.

“Small Sculptures in Bronze,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 6, 1950–January 31, 1951.

“Animal Art from the Ancient Near East,” Queens College of the City University of New York, November–December 1968.

“The Golden Deer of Eurasia,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2000–2001.

Rostovtzeff, Michael. 1922. “Bronze Belt-Clasps and Pendants from the Northern Caucasus.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 17 (2), p. 36, 1d.

Salmony, Alfred. 1938. “Bronze Plaques from the Caucasus.” Parnassus X, p. 33.

Bowlin, Angela and Beatrice Farwell. 1950. Small Sculptures in Bronze. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 6.

Carter, Dagny. 1957. The Symbol of the Beast: The Animal-Style Art of Eurasia. New York: Ronald Press Co., p. 125, pl. 32c.

Crawford, Vaughn E. et al. 1966. Guide to the Ancient Near East Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p.29, fig. 45.

Schlossman, Betty. 1968. Animal Art from the Ancient Near East, exh. cat. Flushing, New York: Queens College, p. 61, no. 119.

Bunker, Emma C., Bruce C. Chatwin and Ann R. Farkas. 1970. "Animal Style" Art from East to West. New York: Asia Society, no. 32b.

Curtis, John E. 1977. "Some Georgian Belt-Clasps." Arts of the Eurasian Steppelands, Colloquies on Art and Archaeology in Asia Volume 7, University of London, June 27-29, 1977, edited by Philip Denwood. London: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, pl. 2b.

Hibbard, Howard. 1980. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Harper and Row, p. 60, fig. 119.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 439, no. 583.

Aruz, Joan and Ann Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova, eds. 2000. The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 215, fig. 78.
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